Spikelike Goldenrod

Spikelike Goldenrod is a small aromatic perennial that produces brilliant yellow clusters of small flowers. It has lance to spoon shaped leaves that are mostly basal.

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Description
Latin Name Solidago spathulata
Type Herb
Description Spikelike Goldenrod is a small aromatic perennial that produces brilliant yellow clusters of small flowers. It has lance to spoon shaped leaves that are mostly basal.
Height and Spread 10 – 80 cm tall. Up to 10 cm spread.
Bloom Colour Bright yellow.
Bloom Months July, August, September.
Foliage Colour Light green.
Seed Months After blooming – Fall.
Light and Water Fairly adaptable, growing from low to alpine elevations in shaded and open areas. Prefers to grow in a medium amount of moisture, neither very wet or very dry soil.
Ethnobotany Information The St’at’imc people boiled the plant and placed it on infected wounds, which were further wrapped in cloth over steam.
Wildlife Uses Spikelike Goldenrod produces an abundance of pollen, which attracts bees and other pollinators.
Garden Uses Spikelike Goldenrod is a good addition to a garden setting because it has bright showy blooming that occurs in mid to late summer, after many other species.
Facts Spikelike Goldenrod will grow from low elevations to the alpine, making it a highly adaptable plant species.
Propagation Techniques Spikelike Goldenrod can be propagated by seed.